Our Hours

Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-3pm

All Orders Filled Until BBQ is Gone! (Made Fresh Daily)


2021: Filmed a Movie

2021: Filmed a AAA Commercial


2021: Won Best of Cleveland County for Best Hushpuppies


2021: NC Senator Ted Alexander Congratulated Us for Winning Best BBQ Bracket in Southwest Gannett Project


2021: Lyttle Bridges Cabannis Inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame


2021: Filmed NC BBQ Tale


2020: Featured in Memphis Magazine


2020 – Won Restaurant Guru Best BBQ in Shelby


2020 – Recommended on Restaurant Guru


2020 – Won Best Takeaway Food in Shelby


2019 – Appeared on WCCB News Rising


2018 – Won Best BBQ Joints in America by Thrillest



2018 – Became Preferred Caterer at Uptown Indigo


2018 – Appeared LIVE on WBTV


2017 – Won Best of Cleveland County for Best BBQ & Sweet Tea


2016 – Won Best of Cleveland County for Best BBQ, Hushpuppies, Tea, Business Lunch, & Caterer


2016 – Won Best BBQ Spot in America Bracket by Thrillest


2016 – Featured in Our State Magazine


2015 – Titled as BBQ Bracket Champion


2013 – Featured in Our State Magazine


2013 – Featured in Group Travel Leader Magazine


2012 – Featured in Foothills Spotlight


2011 – Featured in Garden & Gun Magazine


1971 – Article Mentioning Billy Graham’s Love for Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge


Titled as First Restaurant to Serve Bottled Sundrop

Our History

In 1946, Red and Lyttle Bridges opened the first BBQ joint in Cleveland County called Dedmond's Barbecue; located in the old Dedmond's building on Highway 18.

Three short years later the business was moved to Uptown Shelby (1949) and was renamed to Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge. In 1953, Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge was moved to our current location on Highway 74.

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